Abstract—This paper analyses the potential of feeding a Server Room through a hybrid trigeneration plant supplying electricity and cooling. The system is made up of a solar concentrating collector, combined with a single stage lithium bromide absorber machine. Such a system is able to provide the three energy vectors required according to the size and the characteristic of the load. Models of the main components have been developed using Simulink and different operating conditions are considered and simulated in a practical application. The results obtained confirm the validity of the proposed hybrid trigeneration system, highlighting the need of different and innovative ways to generate power locally in Distributed Generation (DG).
—Absorption machine, concentrating photovoltaics, distributed generation, trigeneration.
L. Petrucci and G. Fabbri are with the Instituto de Telecomunicações , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pólo II – Pinhal de Marrocos, P3030-290, Coimbra, Portugal (e-mail: email@example.com).
C. Boccaletti is with the Department of Astronautics, Electrical and Energetic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. J. Marques Cardoso is with the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and also with the Instituto de Telecomunicações (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: L. Petrucci, G. Fabbri, C. Boccaletti, and A. J. M. Cardoso, "Powering and Cooling of a Server Room Using a Hybrid Trigeneration System," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 263-267, 2013.